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The Resource After the end of history : the curious fate of American materialism, Robert E. Lane, (electronic resource)

After the end of history : the curious fate of American materialism, Robert E. Lane, (electronic resource)

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After the end of history : the curious fate of American materialism
Title
After the end of history
Title remainder
the curious fate of American materialism
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Lane
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1917-2017
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Lane, Robert E.
Dewey number
306/.0973
LC call number
HN60
LC item number
.L36 2006eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Evolving values for a capitalist world
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  • Quality of life
  • Materialism
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Contentment
  • Humanistic ethics
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"Robert E. Lane is one of the most prominent and distinguished critics of both the human impact of market economies and economic theory, arguing from much research that happiness is more likely to flow from companionship, enjoyment of work, contribution to society, and the opportunity to develop as a person, than from the pursuit of wealth and the accumulation of material goods in market economies. This latest work playfully personalizes the contrast through a dialogue between a humanistic social scientist, Dessi, and a market economist, Adam. It is all too rare to have the two sides talking to each other. Moreover, in Lane's witty and literate hands, it is an open-minded and balanced conversation, in which neither side has all the answers. His unparalleled grasp of interdisciplinary social scientific knowledge is brought to bear on the largest questions of human life: What genuinely makes people happy? How should human society be organized to maximize the quality of human lives?" --David O. Sears, Professor of Psychology and Political Science, UCLA "Lane's deep knowledge of the sources of human happiness enables him to develop a powerful critique of economic theory." ---Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Yale University Robert E. Lane is the Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University. His previous publications include The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies (2000) and The Market Experience (1991)
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After the end of history : the curious fate of American materialism, Robert E. Lane, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-225)
Contents
Spanakopita one: Prologue -- Spanakopita two: What should we be doing? -- Spanakopita three: What's wrong with materialism? -- Spanakopita four: Humanism: the value of persons -- Spanakopita five: The humanist-materialist axis -- Spanakopita six: Diminishing returns to happiness -- Spanakopita seven: Better people -- Spanakopita eight: Getting rich the right way -- Spanakopita nine: After the end of history
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OCM1bookssj0000334463
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unknown
Isbn
9780472069156
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000334463
Label
After the end of history : the curious fate of American materialism, Robert E. Lane, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-225)
Contents
Spanakopita one: Prologue -- Spanakopita two: What should we be doing? -- Spanakopita three: What's wrong with materialism? -- Spanakopita four: Humanism: the value of persons -- Spanakopita five: The humanist-materialist axis -- Spanakopita six: Diminishing returns to happiness -- Spanakopita seven: Better people -- Spanakopita eight: Getting rich the right way -- Spanakopita nine: After the end of history
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000334463
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780472069156
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000334463

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